Visiting Siem Reap gave me a chance to catch up with Diana Saw of Bloom, who’s recently relocated from Phnom Penh. There are plenty of craft shops jostling for position in Cambodia, but only one chronicles the ups and downs of its work on a regular basis.


These bags are made from really tough plastic used for transporting all kinds of goods. Instead of ending up in a landfill, they’re a durable and unique souvenir.


You can find more traditional styles and patterns made of silk…


And other goodies as well.


It seems at times that the environment in Cambodia is geared for big business, not small players, so it’s nice to see someone giving it their all. Great to catch up and talk about blog stuff, business ideas and the changes in Siem Reap.


If you’re in Siem Reap, give it a look for yourself on ‘Pub Street’.


One Response to “Let a Hundred Handbags Bloom”

  1. Bag Girl says:

    Very interesting to read about handbags made of tough plastic… aiming more for a utilitarian purpose moreso than just decorative (too many handbags I’ve owned don’t wear well over time and could benefit from more durability.)

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